An Inconvenient Truth about Dirty Air

A new feature-length documentary takes China’s government to task for air pollution, exposing the health and economic costs of this disaster in the works.

Created by former TV journalist Chai Jing, “Under the Dome” is China’s version of “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Veep Al Gore’s climate change documentary.

“China spends a little over $90 billion annually on environmental protection, or about 1.3% of its GDP. Experts estimate China needs to spend upwards of $500 billion each year on a combination of environmental and health safety measures, along with making investments into cleaner burning energy.”
Forbes

 

Related: Association between Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Schools and Cognitive Development in Primary School Children: A Prospective Cohort Study – PLOS Medicine

Related: Meet the silent but dangerous pollutant on our block: E-waste – Johannesburg Mail & Guardian

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